News & Events

Notts and Yorkshire Boxer Rescue is a registered charity and we rely solely on donations received from sponsored events or other fundraising activities which we hold throughout the year. Last year we re-homed 56 Boxer dogs and have others in kennels, with long and short-term foster carers and an ever growing list of dogs waiting to come into Rescue

On this page is a list of upcoming events which we will be attending. Please feel free to come along and join us. We would love to meet you and your four legged babes.

Event Calendar

All About Dogs
Sunday 1st April – Monday 2nd April
Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8UH
An event organised by dog lovers, for dog lovers..!
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All About Dogs
Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th April
Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, RG18 9QZ
An event organised by dog lovers, for dog lovers..!
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All About Dogs
Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd April
Newark Showground, Newark, Notts, NG24 2NY
An event organised by dog lovers, for dog lovers..!
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All About Dogs
Sunday 6th May – Monday 7th May
Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, Essex,CM15 9NN
An event organised by dog lovers, for dog lovers..!
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All About Dogs
Sunday 27th – Monday 28th May
Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ
An event organised by dog lovers, for dog lovers..!
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Arnold Carnival
Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th June
Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 6LU
Loads of family fun and FREE entry..!
Mansfield Woodhouse Summer Event
Saturday 23rd June
Yeoman Hill Park, Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts, NG19 9JT
Loads of family fun and FREE entry..!
Horbury Show
Sunday 24th June
Carr Lodge Park, Horbury, Wakefield, WF4 6NE.
Loads of family fun and FREE entry..!
Click here for details
All About Dogs
Sunday 26th – Monday 27th August
Norfolk Showground, New Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 0TT
An event organised by dog lovers, for dog lovers..!
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NAYBR Santa Paws..!
Sunday 2nd December
Acacia Centre, Acacia Avenue, Annesley Woodhouse, Notts, NG17 9BH
Bring your dog to see Santa plus loads more family fun, FREE entry..!

Now hear this...

PA System

For many years NAYBR has relied on borrowing whatever PA equipment it could at the many events and shows we attend.

At a good number of these events it would have been almost impossible without some form of broadcast equipment to make announcements or play music. At the Aztec shows, where we manage the fun dog shows, we relied on the event organisers loaning PA equipment. For the annual fun day Andy Sumner very generously allowed us to borrow his PA equipment.

Sometimes though, even with all of this generosity, it was a struggle. Something which Heather Brennan noticed at one particular event last year. For those of you who haven't heard, Heather is a musician and performer, so knows a thing or two about speakers and amplifiers.

This year all of our previous problems have been solved, thanks to a very generous donation from Heather. At the Santa Paws event in December Heather presented NAYBR with its very own fully portable PA equipment comprising 2 self-contained wireless powered speakers with cordless microphones and professional stands.

A huge thank-you has to go out to Heather. We always try to give a professional image at the shows and events we attend, however this new PA equipment is going to give our events and shows an even greater professionalism.

Thanks Heather..!

Gorgeous Boxers all year round..!

Bryan and Joe

We are delighted to announce that the NAYBR’s calendar 2018 is now on sale. It’s full of some of our wonderful Boxers beautifully photographed by the talented (and patient) Joe Riley at Bounders Photography.

As you would expect the proceeds of the sales are going straight where they are needed most; to the dogs in our care. They’re only £8 + £2 delivery and would make an ideal present..?

Bryan and Joe were so pleased to officially launch the calendar and we all hope it can sit proudly on your walls.

As well as loads of great photos it contains lots of information about the vital work we do. It has all the contact details as well so maybe you would like to volunteer and help make a real difference?

They can be found in our EBay shop so here’s a quick link:

2018 is looking grrrrreat..!

Nothing but the best for our dogs…

C Four Paws SAI Global Gold Certification

We are massively proud and huge (and well deserved) congratulations must go to C FOUR PAWS luxury dog boarding kennels for being the first UK boarding kennels to achieve the independent SAI Global Gold certification.

Think of this as us staying in a 5 star hotel, for our dogs it means they are being looked after in the leading premier boarding kennel in the country.

We really do believe the dogs that come into the care of NAYBR should receive the very best accommodation and support and that is why we entrust them to the wonderful people of C FOUR PAWS whilst they are with us.

It is vital that any dog that comes to us goes into a calm and understanding environment, with dedicated people that genuinely care and understand their needs.

For more information about C FOUR PAWShere

Our Vet

Charlotte Hanson's new practice

We would like to wish our Vet, Charlotte Hanson the very best of luck with her new practice. We always know our dogs get the very best of care and Bryan is one of her customers who really is in safe hands.

Thank you and good luck Charlotte from all of us at NAYBR…!

Charlotte Hanson’s practice, the Animal Doctor can be found at:

5 Nottingham Road, Nottingham, NG15 9HG

for more details about Charlotte, see her LinkedIn pagehere

A Volunteer’s Tale.....

Mark at Newbury told by Mark Fenton

“Help needed” is the cry. ”Help needed” so the start of another rescue show year was fast approaching.

Scanned the diary, yep I was around...mmm needed Friday/Saturday and Sunday...well the weekend is fine...and I can probably get annual leave (or work the extra hours to make up the time)…..and Gabby is here and I really want to help…..all went through my mind.

Great, I’ll shout out to see if I can help, thinking maybe it would already be covered (pigs might fly), but then it hit me... so I made the offer

Show weekend

Friday 4pm The lovely Jules and Andy offered to drive me down with them and the very handsome Barclay. At least I knew 2 people and a dog! Who else was going?

Jules gave me a run down: 10 bodies for 2 days (one of those a show virgin) and all the dog shows to run and judge, the rescue stall to run and also the amazing new “Dog Obstacle Tombola”. Forgot to mention that setting up all the stalls and obstacle course and laying out all the stock is also the responsibility of the same people.

7:00 PM arrive Newbury...dump stuff and head to pub for dinner, beer and a chat with my travel companions.

Oh my god, it’s 1 AM.....SLEEP

Saturday 8 AM And we are off (Oh god what had I done) During the previous evenings conviviality I had been told that, not only was I helping with the dog show, but I was JUDGING too.

9:00 AM The public start arriving...loadsa pups and their humans and it seems like they’ve all made a beeline to the dog show registration where my team mates were showing me the ropes.

12:30 First of the dog shows...such fun, walking around, fussing pups, talking to their owners and children.

15:45 Last show of the day...the end is in sight, pups have won, lots of chatting, rosettes have been given and now it’s time to start winding down.

17:00 Back to the Travelodge, shower, power nap relax….. for some a few beers and a laugh over dinner.

Day 2 is a repeat except the stall has to be broken down, vans loaded and a drive home.

My thoughts... It would be so much easier if the day could be split up into teams/sessions, but that needs US, the supporters of the rescue and our fabulous Boxer pups, to step up to the plate and offer our time and bodies.

WOULD I DO IT ALL AGAIN.....hell yes! I was made to feel so welcome, I left Newbury feeling part of a fabulous team, had a fabulous time with all the pups and laughed a lot.

Mark’s full storey and more photos will soon be available in this year’s newsletter; fancy joining us..?

Bryan's Heros

Bryan's Heros

NAYBR are really proud of the wonderful, brave and generous people that raise much need funds by being sponsored at various events.

My 2017 ‘Heros’ list currently includes:

Andy Gibson who will be running yet another 26.2 miles. this time it's the Manchester Marathon on 2nd April:

Andy's fund raising page

Heather Benson will be running the Lincoln 10k on 2nd April. Keep up with her training on her Just Giving page

Heather's fund raising page

Kerry Lambe and her pals are taking on the Tough Mudder Challenge at Midlands Belvoir Castle on 13th May. What's a Tough Mudder. Well it's 5 miles of mud and obstacles, specifically designed to test your teamwork & toughness

Kerry's fund raising page

Mark Fenton is taking on the Peak District 6 Dale challenge on 24th June. The challenge starts in the small farming village of Biggin in Derbyshire, and goes through the 6 fantastic dales, Biggin Dale, Wolfscote Dale, Beresford Dale, Lathkill Dale, Bradford Dale and Long Dale.

Marks' fund raising page

On 2nd July just 2 days before her 66th birthday, Chris Cobb will be abseiling 400ft down the Lift Tower in Northamptonshire, the world’s tallest permanent abseil tower

Chris' fund raising page

Please click on the links and see just how amazing these people are and if you can, please donate and help to change the lives of dogs forever.

You could always go and cheer them on as well; they’ll need it looking at what’s ahead of them..!

Thank you


Blue Sky at the Blue Cross Funday

The Yorkshire Vet

What a great day we had at the Blue Cross Funday in Thirsk on Sunday 14th August; it was the first time we attended this event and we're sure it won't be our last..!

Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and it was great to be amongst like-minded people who care passionately about dogs and rescue. The sun was shining and everyone has a fantastic day; they are hoping to have a special event next year to celebrate their 30th anniversary so fingers crossed.

We were especially pleased when the 'Yorkshire Vet' Peter Wright came to say hello, their practice is in Thirsk so he is very supportive and we really enjoyed chatting to him. It turns out he has a Boxer called Alf so we were in Boxer heaven.

A big thank you to the Blue Cross for being great hosts..!

Andy Gibson ran the London Marathon for NAYBR…

Andy Gibson - Marathon man

With a load of support and wonderful encouragement from the crowds of spectators and other runners I finally finished in 4 hours 49 minutes and 51 seconds.

This was my third marathon and despite this year’s trials and tribulations I am already looking forward to running another marathon next year, but I don’t yet know where.

People can still donate on my Just Giving Page: here

Editorial Note:

We must thank Andy’s employer, Johnson Matthey, for their very generous donation of an extra £1,000 to his total. Thanks guys..!

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